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como quiera



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como quiera
     1. Phrase. (formal) as you wish
Analysis
como
     1. adv. as (to such an extent or degree)
           No es tan alta como nosotras. - She's not as tall as us.
     2. adv. like, about (approximately)
           Hemos esperado como media hora. - We've waited like half an hour.
     3. conj. as (introducing a basis of comparison or equality)
     comer
          1. v. to eat
                ¿Cómo como? ¿Cómo cómo como? ¡Como como como! (classroom example of written accent)
                  How do I eat? What do you mean, how do I eat? I eat like I eat!
          2. v. (colloquial) to eat away, corrode
          3. v. (transitive, chess, board games) to capture a piece
quiera
     1. v. formal second-person singular imperative of querer
     2. v. first-person singular present subjunctive of querer
     3. v. formal second-person singular present subjunctive of querer
     4. v. third-person singular present subjunctive of querer
     querer
          1. v. to desire; to want
                Yo quiero leer ese libro. - I want to read that book.
          2. v. to love; to be fond of
          3. v. (as an indication of a request) would you ... ?
                ¿Quieres decirme qué pasó? - Would you tell me what happened?

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